Our Expeditions

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Ryan-Pyle

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Expedition Asia on Discovery Channel and Extreme Treks on BBC Earth and Tough Ride on Travel Channel

Raymond Zahab is a Canadian long-distance runner and public speaker. He has run in long-distance running adventures in several countries, including South Pole, Siberia, Atacama Desert in Chile, Gobi desert in Mongolia and more. He crossed Sahara together along with two runners. “Running the Sahara” documentary film narrated and produced by Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-winner James Moll which follows three men as they run across the Sahara desert, a journey of 111 days and more than 7,000 km of challenging terrain. Ray is also founder of Impossible2Possible, an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning and participation in expeditions. 

In summer 2013 Ray Zahab ran across the Gobi desert 2,000 km in about 35 days. Average 70 km a day. He was accompanied by both a film crew and photographer who recorded not only the expedition but also created a film sharing stories of the people and culture of Mongolia. We have been responsible for logistics of his expedition in Mongolia and Ray completed his run. We are very proud of having been part of this expedition.

Ray-Zahab

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Canadian long-distance runner

Raymond Zahab is a Canadian long-distance runner and public speaker. He has run in long-distance running adventures in several countries, including South Pole, Siberia, Atacama Desert in Chile, Gobi desert in Mongolia and more. He crossed Sahara together along with two runners. “Running the Sahara” documentary film narrated and produced by Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-winner James Moll which follows three men as they run across the Sahara desert, a journey of 111 days and more than 7,000 km of challenging terrain. Ray is also founder of Impossible2Possible, an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning and participation in expeditions. 

In summer 2013 Ray Zahab ran across the Gobi desert 2,000 km in about 35 days. Average 70 km a day. He was accompanied by both a film crew and photographer who recorded not only the expedition but also created a film sharing stories of the people and culture of Mongolia. We have been responsible for logistics of his expedition in Mongolia and Ray completed his run. We are very proud of having been part of this expedition.

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The Sud Raids Aventures “SRA” is an Association with its head office in Mazan, South France. Its main goal is above all logistical assistance for sport operations, events and expeditions. They also work in the humanitarian sector by transporting equipment. The fleet of their vehicles include vans, 4X4 and trailers. 

They organise annually 4X4, motos, quads motoring expeditions across the world. They have been to Morocco,  Tunisia, Balkans, Romania, Spain  and many more countries. 

In August 2016 they came to Mongolia to cross Gobi desert. We provided all logistical support including our own fleet of vehicles, Land Cruisers driven by them.

The expedition was a complete success and they kindly invited us to their next expedition “Morocco 2017”  all on their expenses. Thanks to their generosity and kindness we have witnessed massive motoring expediting in Morocco through mountains of Atlas and Sahara desert.  

www.sra-assistance.org

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Dutch travel agency based in Netherlands specialised in organising self-driving short and long distance expeditions across the world.  Their tours consist of shorter and longer journeys of different difficulty levels. Each with ultimate adventure and unforgettable memories as a goal. They visit the most evocative places on every continent with their own 4X4 vehicles. Their trips stand for ultimate enjoyment of nature, cultures and freedom.

www.overland.travel

Brian-Cunningham

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Brian Cunningham

Guinness Book of Records award for travelling the longest distance in a kite powered buggy

In 2004, the 61-YEAR-OLD adventurer set a world record by crossing one of the world’s harshest regions by kite. Extreme sport fanatic Brian Cunningham, who is visiting professor at Manchester University and comes from Heaton in Bolton, completed the first kite-powered crossing of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

1,000 kilometers (600 miles) across the Mongolian Gobi Desert by kite power in September 2004.

In 2002 Jamie Young and Brian Cunningham, two Irish adventurers planned an expedition across Antarctica using ski-buggies pulled by kites. They intended to sail 600 miles across the continent within 10 days. It was intended their specially-designed buggies would have been pulled by kites billowing in the wind, reaching speeds of up to 65mph. Unfortunately had to give up their record attempt because it was not windy enough.

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SARAH & ERIC MCNAIR-LANDRY

Sarah McNair-Landry, 18, became the youngest person to ski to the South Pole

During an unsupported expedition with her older brother, Eric, in 2004-2005, Sarah McNair-Landry became the youngest person to ski to the South Pole. She was 18. 

Since then, the Nunavut-born siblings haven’t stopped breaking records during their many expeditions. In 2006, Sarah became the youngest person to reach both poles when she dogsledder to the North Pole. 

In 2011, the duo kite-skied 3,300 kilometres through the Northwest Passage, following the route Roald Amundsen took in 1903-1906; it was during this adventure that Eric established the world record for longest distance kite-skied in 24 hours. The duo have also kite-skied across the Greenland ice cap, dogsledder across Ellesmere Island and piloted three-wheeled kite-buggies over Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

2009 Pittarak, Gobi expedition. The Pittarak team (Eric McNair-Landry, Sarah McNair-Landry and Curtis Jones) headed to Mongolia, their goal to cross the Gobi desert by kite buggy. Starting at the base of the Altai Mountains, the team headed east into the desert. They traveled carrying their water and food on the buggies. After 35 days of kiting (and hauling when there was no wind), the team completed the crossing.

Chloe-Burles

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Chloe Burles

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In May 2016, aged 23, Cloe Burles completed a 1,600 km crossing of the Mongolian Gobi desert and reportedly became the youngest Briton to do so. She set off from Bulgan village in the west of Mongolia and arrived in Sainshand in the East in about 50 days.
Her goal was to raise money for WaterAid on her expedition who help to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Cloe has worked with refugees in Africa and on Greek islands of Kos and believes everyone should have access to clean drinking water. In combining her love for adventure with raising money for charity Chloe used her desire to explore to have a positive impact on the world and raise awareness and funds for charity.
She completed the walk accompanied by our 4X4, driver and guide.
Burles has climbed a number of mountains including Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and mount Elbrus in Russia.

jon-golden

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Jon Golden

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Jon Golden is a professional photographer and has been active in the field for 25 years. His missions have taken him to over 40 countries and required him to sail more than 32,000 km at sea. Jon has produced stunning images, documenting some of the world’s most remote and harsh places including Baffin Island (Canadian arctic), Gobi and Patagonian deserts of Mongolia and Argentina, the Amazon (Peru) and northwest Iceland. His images have been published in many major US magazines and worldwide. Much oh his work has been focused on the work of nonprofit organizations to raise awareness for nature, environment and people. 

Jon Golden travelled with us across Gobi desert with the team of Ray Zahab, long distance runner capturing his run. 

www.jongoldenstudio.com